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Broken Age: Act 1

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

82%

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General Information

Available on:PCJan 28, 2014

Developer: Double Fine Productions

Genres: Adventure, RPG

Broken Age is a family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo. Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.

Broken Age: Act 1 Reviews

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A great start for an adventure proud to have graduated from one of gaming's finest old schools.

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IGN

9.5 / 10.0
IGN

Broken Age reminds me why I fell in love with adventure games in the first place.

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Disappointment? Underwhelming? Those criticisms are far too harsh for a game that is undeniably delightful to play, but they carry a sting of truth. Pleasant but undemanding, gorgeous but lacking in depth - fans will be forgiven for expecting something a little more chewy, a little more experimental, from a developer who made his name by turning adventure games upside down. Here's hoping Act 2 builds some gameplay muscle to go with the supermodel looks.

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Clever, funny, and thought-provoking, but even without the weight of expectations this is a surprisingly insubstantial and ephemeral experience.

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